Increasing U.S. Regulation

What We Can All Learn From John Cowperthwaite

Aug. 2, 2011, Lake Lure, North Carolina: Out-of-control and ever increasing U.S. regulation is smothering the U.S. economy.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Look, I don't drink, and I don't smoke. I go to bed early. In general, I'm about as straight-and-narrow as it gets," writes friend and investment editor Steve Sjuggerud.

"But on Sunday, no matter what I did, I couldn't help but break the rules.


Retire To Costa De Oro, Uruguay

Costa De Oro--Affordable First World Beachfront Retirement

Aug. 1, 2011, Costa de Oro, Uruguay: The Costa de Oro, Uruguay, offers a long stretch of some of the world’s last remaining affordable beachfront supported by First World amenities.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"You probably thought that the days of finding a house on the beach for US$75,000 were over...but they're not," writes Latin America Correspondent Christian MacDonald.


Foreign Property Renovation

From Waterford To Medellin--Confessions Of A Serial Renovator

July 31, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Undertaking a property renovation overseas, from Waterford, Ireland, to Medellin, Colombia, for fun and profit.

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Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

In advance of the purchase of the property known as Lahardan House, the 200-year-old Georgian manor home we bought years ago to become our residence in Waterford, Ireland, we tried to have the place inspected.


Global Property Investing

The Noose Is Tightening--But Here's How You Slip Out

July 29, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Holding real assets in real estate outside the United States is a more important part of any diversified investment portfolio today than it has ever been.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Putting your money into foreign real estate is becoming a more appealing strategy all the time. Real estate has always made sense to me as an asset allocation, but I'm more persuaded today than ever that foreign property should be part of every investment portfolio.


Retire To Hua Hin, Thailand

Top Retirement Choice In Southeast Asia

July 28, 2011, Hua Hin, Thailand: Hua Hin, Thailand, meets all the classic requirements of an ideal retirement haven.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Earlier this year, a reader sent me an inquiry about Hua Hin, Thailand," writes Asia Correspondent Wendy Justice.

"My husband and I had never been there, so we put it on our list as a place to take a closer look.

"We've just returned from Hua Hin this week, and I have to say that we were impressed.


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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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